Episode No.   Series
50 1988x015
Original Airdate
6th September 1988 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Produced By
Richard Bramall
Directed By
Episode Chronology:
Trespasses is the 50th episode of The Bill.

P.C. Ramsey investigates noises in a rubbish chute, and finds a newborn baby which he rushes to hospital. In the CAD room, P.C. Haynes and new W.P.C. Brind argue over why anyone would dump a baby.

P.C. Edwards and P.C. Melvin follow up on the theft of items from a church, and Edwards is surprised when Melvin tells him he's a born-again Christian. D.C. Dashwood discovers the church property in an antique shop, and Sgt. Peters and D.C. Carver arrest the culprits in another church. Edwards and Melvin catch a woman removing her property from her ex-husband's house.

  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Roger Leach as Sgt. Penny
  • Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters
  • Barbara Thorn as Insp. Frazer
  • Tony Scannell as Acting D.I. Roach
  • Jon Iles as D.C. Dashwood
  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Nick Reding as P.C. Ramsey
  • Colin Blumenau as P.C. Edwards
  • Eamonn Walker as P.C. Haynes
  • Mark Powley as P.C. Melvin
  • Robert Hudson as P.C. Smith
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Nula Conwell as W.P.C. Martella
  • Kelly Lawrence as W.P.C. Brind


Tony Scannell is credited as playing Acting D.I. Roach in the end credits. Roach also refers in this episode to CID being understaffed, which might suggest that this episode was meant to be shown before D.I. Burnside's arrival but was broadcast out of sequence.

First appearance of W.P.C. Claire Brind (Kelly Lawrence).

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